NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #337 ~ 01-28-23]

Pictured: Sadistic Mika Band.

LET ART CONTINUE TO BE ENTERTAINING, escapist, stunning, naturalistic and glamorous – but let it also be loaded with information worked into the vapid plots of movies, for instance. Each one would be a more or less complete exposition of one subject or another. Thus you would have Tony Curtis or Janet Leigh busily making yogurt; Humphrey Bogart struggling to introduce a basic civil rights law course into public schools; infants being given to the old in homes for the aged by Ginger Rogers; donut shaped dwellings with sunlight pouring into central patios for all, designed by Gary Cooper; soft clear plastic bubblecars with hooks that attach to monorails built by Charlton Heston that pass over the free paradise of abandoned objects in the center of the city near where the community movie sets would also be; and where Maria Montez and Johnny Weismuller would labor to dissolve all national boundaries and release the prisoners of Uranus. But the stairway to socialism is blocked up by the Yvonne De Carlo tabernacle choir waving bloody palm branches and waiting to sing the “Hymn to the Sun” by Irving Berlin. This is the rented moment of exotic landlordism of Crab Lagoon!

— Jack Smith, Historical Treasures.

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THE FIRST SET

The Armada Orchestra — “I Love Music” — Philly Armada

Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “It’s A Vanity” — African Scream Contest

The Gestics — “invasion” — Sleazy Surf! Vol 1

Max Romeo — “Wet Dream” — Trojan Box Set: X-Rated Box Set

The Alan Bown! — “Penny for Your Thoughts” — Outward Bown…Plus

Los Satelites — “Pa’ La Playa” — The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 3

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Hasil Adkins — “Peanut Butter Rock and Roll” — Peanut Butter Rock and Roll

THE SECOND SET

Liu Guan Lin — “Fire” — Taiwan & Singapore Disco

Nat Fross — “Too Many Skeletons in the Closet” — Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

Les Loups Noirs — “Pele Rien” — Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960-1981

The Bell Notes — “I’ve Had It” — Rockin’ on Broadway: The Time, Brent, Shad Story

Ray Barretto — “New York Soul” — Let’s Boogaloo! Vol. 2

Billy Nicholls — “Girl From New York” — MOJO Presents… Small Faces & Friends

Lord Creator & The Upsetters — “Big Pussy Sally (Extended)” — Return of The Super Ape

T.D. & Jimmy James 3 — “Jalapeno Pep” — Feeling Nice Vol 1: A Collection Of Super Rare & Superheavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s

THE THIRD SET

Grupo Rosado — “El Super Corcho” — Chicha for The Jet Set

Television — “Friction” — Marquee Moon

Persona — “Fogo” — Som

The Detroit Cobras — “Bad Girl” — Mink, Rat or Rabbit

Ferry Djimmy And His Dji-Kins — “Carry Me Blak” — Rhythm Revolution

Procol Harum — “Poor Mohammed” — Broken Barricades

Carol Kim — “Nỗi Buồn Con Gái (The Sadness Of Being A Girl)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

THE FINAL SET

Essential Logic — “Aerosol Burns” — Post-Punk Essentials

Sadistic Mika Band — “Time Machine ni Onegai (Time Machine)” — Kurofune (Black Ship)

Masters Of Reality — “Gimme Water” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

Fela Kuti — “Fight To Finish” — Fela’s London Scene

Wally and the Knights — “Hang on Little Mama” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 4

Marie et Les Garçons — “ReBop” — Spy 45rpm

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — “Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man” — Strictly Personal

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Mina — “Se Telefonado” — The Best Italian Hits Vol. 3

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #336 ~ 01-07-23]

Pictured: Erol Büyükburç.

Ultimately, minstrelsy was an institution with an ideology, and that ideology was not a benign one. But it was also a human institution; an American institution; worst of all, a showbiz institution. As an American human with showbiz experience, I feel entitled to a little skepticism about just what the average minstrel’s degree of interest was in the ideological aspects of his trade. For many, I’m sure it was just a good wheeze, a throwaway joke told by people who didn’t know, think, or care nearly so much about whom they told it on as about the laughs they were getting. It was entertainment. It was rock ‘n’ roll. And, if minstrelsy was anything like any of the crazes that followed it—like ragtime, like jazz, like swing, like rock and soul and hip-hop—some of those blacked-up ofays must have felt a sincere and unfeigned admiration for the black musicians they were imitating. Some of them must have internalized the music, understood it, played it with sympathy, skill, and creativity. Minstrelsy must have had its Joe Lambs and Jack Teagardens, its Elvises and its Eminems.

— David Wondrich, Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot 1843-1924.

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THE FIRST SET

Miracles — “Love Machine (Part 1)” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Diane Solo — “N’Ziketio” — Return to The Mothers’ Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971-1982

Dantes — “80-96” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol 9

Ghabilehe Leili — “Mehr Pooya” — Psych Funk 101: A Global Psychedelic Funk Curriculum

The Dickies — “Manny, Moe & Jack” — Dawn of the Dickies

Shi Ni — “Shi Ni (Sings Disco)” — Taiwan & Singapore Disco

Willie Bollinger — “Shake Shake Shake” — Memphis 60: Soul, R&b And Proto Funk From Soul City USA

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The San Francisco TKOs — “Herm” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Oriental Brothers International — “Tax Drive” — Afro Psych: Journeys Into Psychedelic Africa 1972 – 1977

The Pathfinders — “Why” — Planet Beat (From The Shel Talmy Vaults)

Ranking Trevor — “Rub A Dub Style” — In Fine Style

The President — “Love Forever” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

The Waikikis — “Pacific punch” — Trashcan 1: Exotica Special

Los Zheros — “Alibaba” — Perú Selvático: Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972-1986

Paul Revere & The Raiders — “Steppin’ Out” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Liev Tuk — “Rom Sue Sue (Dance Soul Soul)” — Cambodian Nuggets

The Modern Lovers — “Someone I Care About” — The Modern Lovers

THE THIRD SET

Orquesta Akokán — “Mambo Rapidito” — Orquesta Akokán

Curtis Knight — “The Devil Made Me Do It” — Chains & Black Exhaust

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “Top Secret” — Gazolinn’

The Jades — “I’m All Right” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 2

Alessandro Alessandroni — “Club Jazz” — Sangue di Sbirro OST

The Action — “Look at the View” — Rolled Gold

THE FINAL SET

Seguida — “Om Marreo” — New York Latin Hustle! The Sound of New York

The Only Ones — “Lovers Of Today” — Vengeance 45rpm

Erol Büyükburç — “Hop Dedik” — Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music

Cupit — “Squeeze Your Knees” — MFSB: Mutha Funkin Sonofabitch: The Truth Behind The Philly Legend

George Faith & The Upsetters — “I’ve Got The Dub (Exclusive Dub Plate Mix)” — The Return Of Sound System Scratch (More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973-1979)

Velvet Underground — “Temptation Inside Your Heart” — VU

Sam Mangwana — “Bi kumba-kumba” — Eddy’Son Présente

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Kensington Market — “Half Closed Eyes” — Aardvark

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #335 ~ 12-31-22]

Pictured: The New York Dolls.

Melody Maker’s Roy Hollingworth pinpointed the Dolls’ delinquency as a form of truancy from meaning: ‘No messages. No instructions through song! Nothing to think about. Nothing to admire.’ The Dolls were Utterly Without Redeeming Social Value, to borrow the title of a 1967 low-budget movie. Their flip attitude to anything to do with causes or consciousness can be seen in a concert clip of the band in LA.. Johansen mentions the tour’s next stop is San Francisco, where, he notes mockingly, ‘people are into social reform’. When the Dolls arrive in ’Frisco and play their gig at The Matrix, he introduces ‘Private World’ and describes it as influenced by Cuban rumba. Recalling reading about Castro’s takeover of Cuba in newspapers as a child, Johansen jests about how ‘before those horrible Communists took over, they used to gamble and swing. Now all they do is build hospitals and work on the farm – and how boring is that.’

— Simon Reynolds, Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy.

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THE FIRST SET

The Controllers — “Sho Nuff A Blessin” — In Control

Sony Enang — “Don’t Stop That Music” — Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

The Gestics — “Rockin’ Fury” — Diggin’ Out

Barış Manço — “Yolverin Agalar Beyler” — 2023

Model Citizens — “Animal Instincts” — Model Citizens EP

Cui Ai Lian — “Youth Idol” — Taiwan & Singapore Disco

The Detroit Cobras — “Slummer (The Slum)” — Mink, Rat or Rabbit

IT’S MADISON TIME…

New York Dolls — “Pills” — New York Dolls

THE SECOND SET

Khun Narin Electric Phin Band — “Chakkim Kap Tokto” — II

Roy Loney & The A-Bones — “Stop It Baby” — Boy Meets Bone EP

Tafo Brothers & Noor Jehan — “Happy New Year” — Disco Dildar

The Rising Suns — “I’m Blue” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 1

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Zion Gate” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

Funkadelic — “Whole Lot Of BS” — Maggot Brain

Fresa Juvenil De Tarapoto — “Cumbion Universal” — Perú Selvático: Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972-1986

Roland James — “Guitarville” — High School Rumble Vol 2: 18 Explosive 50’s/60’s Instrumentals

Johnny Sedes and His Orchestra — “El Manicero” — Mama Calunga

THE THIRD SET

The Tabbys — “Hong Kong Baby” — The Madness Invasion Vol. 1

Alessandro Alessandroni — “Snake Disco (From “Emanuelle a Tahiti”)” — Alessandroni Proibito: Music from Red Light Films 1977-1980

Sho Nuff — “Mix Match Man” — From The Gut To The Butt

The Boris Gardiner Happening — “Expression Dub” — Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1

Vickie & The Van Dykes — “I Wanna Be a Winner” — Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Sonora Tropical — “Lluvia” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

MC5 — “Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)” — Kick Out The Jams

Koes Plus — “Poor Clown” — 1967

THE FINAL SET

Salamat Meet Les Musiciens Du Nil — “El Zol Al Asal” — Salam Delta

Lenny Dee — “Plantation Boogie” — Dr. Boogie Presents Bear Traces: Nugget’s From Bob’s Barn

Wganda Kenya — “El Abanico” — Homenaje A Los Embajadores

Lee Tracy & Isaac Manning — “Talk Around Town” — Is It What You Want

Franco & Tabu Ley Rochereau — “Omona Wapi” — Omona Wapi

Bonzo Dog Band — “Humanoid Boogie” — The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Qualities — “Happy New Year To You!” — Sun Ra – The Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #333 ~ 12-17-22]

Pictured: The Feelies.

The ghosts of Manhattan are not the spirits of the propertied classes; these are entombed in their names, their works, their constructions. New York’s ghosts are the unresting souls of the poor, the marginal, the dispossessed, the depraved, the defective, the recalcitrant. They are the guardian spirits of the urban wilderness in which they lived and died. Unrecognized by the history that is common knowledge, they push invisibly behind it to erect their memorials in the collective unconscious. The myth of the city insists on progress, bigger and better and more all the time; nostalgia of the usual sort is founded on regret for vanished coziness and civility. The city’s unconscious is the repository of all that these two outlooks omit, the repressed history of vice and crime, misery and graft, panic and despair, chaos and saturnalia. While New York has adopted as its nickname the Big Apple, that hopeful tag given it by jazz musicians when their art was remuneratively in fashion, the city might more truthfully answer to the twin appellations by which it was known to tramps: the Big Smear and the Big Onion.

— Lucy Sante, Low Life.

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THE FIRST SET

The Four Tops — “Are You Man Enough” — Fourever

Orchestre Super Jheevs des Paillotes — “Ye Nan Lon An” — African Scream Contest

The Original Surfaris — “Surfs Up” — Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Orkes Teruna Ria — “Tak Ton Tong” — Padang Moonrise: The Birth of the Modern Indonesian Recording Industry 1955-69

Essential Logic — “Quality Crayon Wax OK” — Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?)

The Boris Gardiner Happening — “She Dub” — Ultra Super Dub Vol. 2

Stillroven — “Little Picture Playhouse” — Cast Thy Burden Upon

Johnny Sedes And His Orchestra — “Guajira Dancers” — Mama Calunga

Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation — “L.A. 26000” — Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Stelvio Cipriani — “Fifty Women For Blindman” — Blindman OST

THE SECOND SET

Buari — “Karam Bani” — Buari

Lee & The Satellites — “Countdown” — High School Rumble Vol. 1: 18 Explosive 50’s/60’s Instrumentals

Germán Neciosup y Su Orquesta — “Casamiento No” — MAG: 14 Magníficos Bailables

The Cramps — “Bop Pills” — Stay Sick!

Prince Alla [w. Phillip Fraser] — “Black Rose” — Only Love Can Conquer 1976-1979

Two Crows & The Diggers feat. Lloyd Rowe — “Poison Ivy” — West Coast Guitar Killers Vol 2 (‘52-‘69)

Judy Teng — “Looking for Love” — Taiwan & Singapore Disco

Lou’s Band — “Don’t Stop” — Taste Me

Vaudou Game — “Bella” — Noussin

THE THIRD SET

The Contours — “First I Look At the Purse” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Tito Puente — “Para Los Rumberos” — New York Latin Hustle! The Sound of New York

Claude McLin — “Jambo” — Great Googa Mooga

La Düsseldorf — “La Düsseldorf” — La Düsseldorf

Link Wray & The Wraymen — “White Lightnin’” — Big Box of Link Wray and More Kings of Distortion

Coco Lagos Y Su Orates — “Descarga Jala Jala” — Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 1

Mose Allison — “Parchman Farm” — Walk on The Wild Side: The Jazz Side of Mod

Thongmark Leacha — “Teaching the Daughter” — Molam: Thai Country Groove From Isan Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

The Feelies — “Forces at Work” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Pamelo Mounka — “Non Monsieur” — L’incontournable

Billy Larkin & The Delegates — “Pigmy” — The Rustlers Roots of Funk

The Revolutionaries — “Seventy Nine Rock” — Linval Thompson & Friends: Rockers From Channel One

The Shandillons — “Shoop De Hoop Twine” — Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

Bich Loan and CBC Band — “Tinh Yêu Tuyệt Vời (The Greatest Love)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Spike Jones — “Cocktails For Two” — Dinner Music …for People Who Aren’t Very Hungry

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #332 ~ 12-03-22]

Pictured: Ike Turner.

Entering at this point into the scheme of things was Isaiah Turner, an eighteen-year-old disc-jockey who had the shiniest suits in Clarksdale. He also had a band, in which he played piano and sometimes sang. He had seen Muddy Waters get out of Coahoma County and go on to make records – one of which, “Louisiana Blues,” was now becoming a hit – for Chess. He saw no reason why he, a far sharper dresser than that former cotton picker, should not do the same. As 1950 became 1951, Ike Turner was ready to start making records. There was only one problem. His lead singer, Johnny O’Neal, had recently been signed by King Records, and he had run off, leaving the rest of the band to stand around picking lint from their suits on the corner of Fourth Street. Ike looked, and he found Jackie Brenston. He told him to buy a shiny suit and write some songs; they were going to be stars.

— Nick Tosches, “To the Package Store in Style,” Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll.

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THE FIRST SET

The Armada Orchestra — “For The Love Of Money” — Philly Armada

Tony Sarfo & His Funkii Afrosibi — “I Beg” — Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana 1974-1983

The Impacts — “Fort Lauderdale” — Wipe Out!

Orkes Kelana Ria — “Ya Mahmud” — Padang Moonrise: The Birth of the Modern Indonesian Recording Industry 1955-69

Buzzcocks — “Time’s Up” — Spiral Scratch

Shorty The President — “Natty Pass His G.C.E.” — Top Ranking Dj Session Volumes 1 & 2

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Dirtbombs — “Kung Fu” — Ultraglide In Black

THE SECOND SET

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De L’atlantique Cotonou De Dahomey — “Y Apas Moyen” — Africa Gone Funkee

The Impacs — “Your Mama Put Hurt On Me” — It’s A Gonna Be Action Packed! Vol. 7

Latin Blues Band — “Lay An Oz On Me Baby” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 3

Judi & The Affections — “Dum, Dum, De Dip” — Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

Shar ‘Habeel — “Dance and Cheer” — Waking Up Scheherazade Vol. 2: 60’s & 70’s Cross-Over Rock from North Africa & The Middle East

Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation — “B.J.” — Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation

The Boris Gardiner Happening — “The Clay Dub” — Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1

The Move — “Fire Brigade” —Move [mono]

THE THIRD SET

The Checkmates — “Disco Groove” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

B Goode — “Hokey Pokey Rock” — It’s Finking Time: 60s Punk vs. Dancing Junk

Ongart Jeerapan — “I Come Alone” — Thai Funk – ZudRangMa

Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm — “Trackdown Twist” — Ike’s Instrumentals

Johnny Sedes and His Orchestra — “Carupano” — Mama Calunga

Certain General — “Back Downtown” — New York Noise Vol. 2: Music From The New York Underground 1977-1984

Ferry Djimmy and His Dji-Kins — “Ichango” — Rhythm Revolution

THE FINAL SET

Pedro Jairo Garces — “Fajardo’s Charanga” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 3

The Four Tops — “Ain’t That Love” — Soul Uprising: 50 Early Soul & R&B Nuggets

Earth And Stone — “Jah Will Cut You Down” — Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 – From Nyabinghi, Burro & Grounation to Roots and Revelation

The Ricco-Shays — “Damascus” — Rendezvous 45rpm

Coupe Cloue — “Mango” — The Preacher

The Charmaines — “I Idolize You” — Girl Zone!

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Freedom Call” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

The Detroit Cobras — “Green Light” — Tied & True

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Alagbara” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

The Feelies — “Paint It Black” — Crazy Rhythms

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ennio Morricone w. The Sorrows — “Pioggia sul tuo viso” — Come Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne OST

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #331 ~ 11-26-22]

Pictured: The Monks.

Hans Joachim Irmler, of Krautrock pioneers Faust, later remembered [the Monks’] appearance as “a new freedom … a positive NO! … the future”, and you can hear something of Krautrock’s “motorik” beat in the Monks’ tightly wound playing. But for the most part, the reactions ranged from bewilderment to outright hostility. Their album Black Monk Time, recently reissued on CD, flopped. At least splitting when they did got them out of a spectacularly hare-brained plan to go and play live in downtown Saigon. “Retrospect tells me it’s probably a damn good thing that we didn’t go to Saigon,” [Monks frontman Gary] Berger says. “Clubs were getting blown up in those days. I think we talked about whether or not we’d play songs like ‘Black Monk Time’ and ‘Complication,’ the songs that gave the army a bad time. Maybe we wouldn’t have. We might still have gotten killed.”

— Alexis Petridis, “Music to scare bullies by” The Guardian (May 7, 2009).

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THE FIRST SET

People’s Choice — “Do It Any Way You Wanna” — Boogie Down U.S.A.

Lafayette Afro Rock Band — “Racubah” — Afon: 10 Unreleased Afro Funk Recordings 1971-1974

The Chandelles — “El Gato” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Maha — “Orkos” — Orkos

The Nashville Teens — “Tobacco Road” — The Pop Genius Of Mickie Most

Michi Sarmiento y Su Combo Bravo — “Corazón De Arana Negra” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 3

The Sparkles — “No Friend of Mine” — Garage Beat ’66, Vol. 1: Like What, Me Worry?!

Delroy Wilson — “Baby I Love” — Hit Sounds from Channel One 1979-80

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Unknown Artist — “Surfin’ Bird” — Malamondo 5

THE SECOND SET

The Upsetters — “Cold Sweat” — Return of Django

Andre Williams A.K.A. Rudibaker — “Chicken Thighs” — Rib Tips & Pig Snoots: Rare & Unreleased Au-Go-Go Soul 1965-1971

Abdou El Omari — “Zifaf Filfada” — Nuits D’été Avec Abdou El Omari (Red Album)

Morells — “Gettin’ In Shape” — Shake and Push

Johnny Rodriguez & Angel Rene — “Cookin’ With A&J” — Long Live Boogaloo: 22 Rare Latin Boogaloos from Spanish Harlem ’63-’72

The Chambers Brothers — “Funky” — Time Has Come Today (15 Great Songs)

K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas — “Susu Ne Won Nka” — K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas (Blue Album)

The Rockin’ Rebels — “Wild Weekend” — Songs We Taught The Fleshtones Vol. 9

Sonido Gallo Negro — “Inca-A-Delic” — The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia

THE THIRD SET

The Monks — “Complication” — Black Monk Time

J.M. Tim and Foty — “Funky Bafoussam” — African Funk Experimentals (1977-1979)

The Imps — “Uh Oh” — The Roots of Psychobilly

Los Locos Del Ritmo — “El Fantasma” — Mexican Garage Stompers ‘62-‘68

Stories In Sound — “Space Battle” — Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Sounds From The SoCal Suburbs

Dr. Alimantado — “Born For A Purpose / Reason For Living” — Greensleeves 12″ 45rpm

The Capprells with the Sul Brothers Band — “Close Your Eyes” — Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III

THE FINAL SET

Juaneco y Su Combo — “A La Fiesta De San Juan” — Masters Of Chicha 1

Orgone — “Karma Sutra” — Orgone (1st Album)

Shleu Shleu — “A Ki Sa Ouap Pensé” — 6éme  Anniversaire

The Ronettes — “He Did It” — Songs We Taught The Detroit Cobras

Fela Kuti — “Jeun Ko Ku (Chop ‘n Quench)” — Afrodisiac

Sun Ra & The Blues Project — “The Riddler’s Retreat” — Batman and Robin: The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale

Watty Burnett — “Open The Gate” — Trojan Roots & Culture Box

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Kevin Ayers — “Falling In Love Again” — Yes We Have No Mañanas, So Get Your Mañanas Today 

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #330 ~ 11-19-22]

Pictured: Los Safiros.

‘THAT NIGGER GOING down the street,’ said Dr Hasselbacher standing in the Wonder Bar, ‘he reminds me of you, Mr Wormold.’ It was typical of Dr Hasselbacher that after fifteen years of friendship he still used the prefix Mr – friendship proceeded with the slowness and assurance of a careful diagnosis. On Wormold’s death-bed, when Dr Hasselbacher came to feel his failing pulse, he would perhaps become Jim.

The Negro was blind in one eye and one leg was shorter than the other; he wore an ancient felt hat and his ribs showed through his torn shirt like a ship’s under demolition. He walked at the edge of the pavement, beyond the yellow and pink pillars of a colonnade, in the hot January sun, and he counted every step as he went. As he passed the Wonder Bar, going up Virdudes, he had reached ‘1,369’. He had to move slowly to give time for so long a numeral. ‘One thousand three hundred and seventy.’ He was a familiar figure near the National Square, where he would sometimes linger and stop his counting long enough to sell a packet of pornographic photographs to a tourist. Then he would take up his count where he had left it. At the end of the day, like an energetic passenger on a trans-Atlantic liner, he must have known to a yard how far he had walked.

— Graham Greene, Our Man In Havana.

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THE FIRST SET

The Street People — “You’re My One Weakness Girl” — Frankie Crocker: “Do It Frankie, Do It To It!”

The Hygrades — “Rough Rider” — The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria

The Fabulous Playboys — “Cheater Stomp” — Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Plearn Promdan — “Jolly” — Thai Funk – ZudRangMa

The Eyes — “I’m Rowed Out” — 20 Original Mod Classics

Ismael Santiago Y Sus Pleneros Canta Angel Luis Torruellas — “Pacharo” — ¡Saoco! Vol. 2: Bomba, Plena & the Roots of Salsa in Puerto Rico 1955-1967

Jimmy Lloyd — “Rocket In My Pocket” — Born Bad Vol. 2

The Pioneers — “Long Up Your Mouth” — Long Shot

IT’S MADISON TIME…

J.C. Davis — “Coconut Brown” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

St. Maarten’s The Rolling Tones — “It’s A Feeling” — Let’s Boogaloo, Vol. 6: Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ’14

Vinnie Rogers — “Flash Flood” — Duel 45prm

Delai Alamos con Los King Stay — “El Grito De Los King” — MAG 45rpm

Pink Floyd — “Arnold Layne” — The First 3 Singles

Asha Bhosle — “Ankhen Meri Maikhana” — Doob Doob O’ Rama 2: More Filmsongs From Bollywood

The 13th Floor Elevators — “Fire Engine [Single Version]” — The Psychedelic Sounds Of [Mono]

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Gbeti Ma Djro” — African Scream Contest

The Fantastic Johnny C — “Boogaloo Down Broadway” — Felix Hernandez presents Rhythm Review

The Boris Gardiner Happening — “Paying Roots” — Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1

The Hallmarks — “I Know Why” — Back from the Grave # 4

THE THIRD SET

Omar Khorshid — “Guitar El Chark” — Guitar El Chark

Roxy Music — “Trash” — Manifesto

Orquesta Joe Cain — “Kenyatta” — Rough Guide to Boogaloo Vol. 3

John Fred & The Playboys — “Shirley” — Modernists: A Decade Of Rhythm & Soul Dedication

Aimé Orchis Mathey — “Senye Ye Na” — Togo Soul 70

Bill Doggett — “The Worm” — Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1963ˆ1964

Cem Karaca & Apaşlar — “Anadolu Oyun Havası” — Turkish Delights: Beat, Psych, & Garage : 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band — “Hot Head” — Doc at the Radar Station

THE FINAL SET

Un Dos Tres y Fuera — “Machu Picchu” — Soul Jazz Records Presents Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock in the 1970s

The Parkettes — “El Matador” — Whip! Wobble & Grind! 1962-1964

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Eshmana (Why?)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

The Egyptians — “The Party Stomp” — Mojo Presents: Big Sensations, Maximum R&B 45s from the Dawn of Mod

Juaneco y Su Combo — “Me Robaron Mi Runamula” — Masters Of Chicha 1

Velvet Underground — “I Can’t Stand It” — VU

The Upsetters — “Foundation Dub” — Voodooism

The Chams — “Well Oh Well” — Doo Wop ‘N’ Jive Vol. 1

Los Zafiros — “Chaverot” — Story

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Vivian Stanshall — “Dwarf Succulents” — Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #329 ~ 11-12-22]

Pictured: The Incredible String Band.

Mysterious practices surfaced one evening in Amsterdam. A midnight show at the Concertgebouw paired [the Incredible String Band] with Fairport Convention. The crowd was full of flower-bedecked girls and gaudily dressed men, led by the poet Simon Vinkenoog in a lemon-yellow linen suit: the counter-culture seemed to be in charge in Holland. Onstage, clunky chromium microphones for the Dutch radio broadcast stood alongside the modern ones from the PA system. As [ISB’s] Mike [Heron] set down his electric guitar after the first song, he brushed his leg against an ungrounded radio mic. There was a crackling sound and he levitated, hovering a few feet above the stage for what seemed an age, then landing with a thud, his guitar and the mic stand glued to his chest, humming. I ran onto the stage and flung the stand into the orchestra pit. Mike had turned a pale green.

They carried him to the dressing room and locked the door, barring the house doctor; they would take care of him using Scientology methods. After a hurriedly summoned Fairport finished their set, the ISB made a triumphant return. The crowd roared as Mike, still looking pale, played and sang as well as I ever heard him. [ISB singer] Licorice told me they had treated him with ‘touch assists.’

— Joe Boyd, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960’s.

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THE FIRST SET

Chi-Lites — “Stoned Out of My Mind” — ‘70s Funk’n’Soul Classics

Uppers International — “Neriba Lanchina” — Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78)

The Pyramids — “Pressure” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

Los Finders — “Ven Conmigo” — Sensacional Soul Vol. 1: 37 Groovy Spanish Soul & Funk Stompers 1966-1976

James Hanns & The “Soul” Entertainers — “It’s A Fine Thing” — Sock It To ‘Em J.B.: 20 Fabulous Tracks Inspired by James Brown

Pierre-Alain Dahan / Slim Pezin — “Kuzi Kuza” — Tele Music: 30 Classics French Music {P

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Radiation” — Suicide (Second Album)

La Integracion — “Wah Wah” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 3

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Cramps — “Dr. Fucker M.D. (Musical Deviant)” — Fiends of Dope Island

THE SECOND SET

King Stitt — “Lee Van Cleef” — The Big Gundown: Reggae Inspired By Spaghetti Westerns

Dennis Coffey — “Free Spirit” — Live Wire: The Westbound Years 1975-78

Ros Serey Sothea — “Chnam Oun Dop-Pram Muy (I’m 16)“ — Cambodian Rocks

Helen Humes And Her Orchestra — “Woojamacooja” — Great Googly Moo (And More Undisputed Truths)

Afro National — “Jokenge” — African Experimentals 1972-1979

The Olivers — “Beeker Street” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 1: Like What, Me Worry?!

Los Beltons — “Jinetes En El Cielo” — Sonideras Peruanas: Cumbias & Guarachas Limpias

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick &Tich — “The Sun Goes Down [Mono Single Version]” — If Music Be The Food Of Love

Orquesta Suprema — “Salida” — Diggin’ The Crates for Afro-Cuban Funk

THE THIRD SET

The Yardbirds — “I’m Not Talking” — Ultimate!

The Boris Gardiner Happening — “I & I Dub” — Ultra Super Dub Vol. 2

Len Barry — “1-2-3” — Decca 45rpm

Jimmy Hyacinthe — “Yatchiminou” — Côte D’ivoire Compil, C’est Bon

Bobby Rush — “Camel Walk” — Buttshakers! Soul Party Vol. 6

Coca y Sus Exploradores — “El Bochinchero” — Maseda Records Presents Coca y Sus Exploradores

Homer Denison Jr. — “March Slav Boogie” — The Graveyard Tramps Eat The Forbidden City Dog Food

THE FINAL SET

Sinn Sisamouth — “Navy A Go Go” — Cambodian Nuggets

The Rolling Stones — “Out Of Time” — Singles Collection: The London Years

Conjunto Cervantes — “Mi Noviecita Carmencita” — Tropical 45rpm

Lee Tracy & Isaac Manning — “Girl You Always Talking” — Is It What You Want

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics — “Jaiyede Afro” — Jaiyede Afro

Slim Harpo — “I Got Love If You Want It” — Get On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz & Ska

Joe Gibbs — “International Treaty” — Majestic Dub

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Incredible String Band — “The Hedgehog’s Song” — The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #328 ~ 10-29-22]

Pictured: Sidney Noel Rideau, a.k.a. Morgus the Magnificent.

Canal Street is dark and almost empty. The last parade, the Krewe of Comus, has long since disappeared down Royal Street with its shuddering floats and its blazing flambeau. Street cleaners sweep confetti and finery into soggy heaps in the gutters. The cold mizzling rain smells of sour paper pulp. Only a few maskers remain abroad, tottering apes clad in Spanish moss, Frankenstein monsters with bolts through their necks, and a neighborhood gang or two making their way arm in arm, wheeling and whip-popping, back to their trucks.

— Walker Percy, The Moviegoer.

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THE FIRST SET

Big Eric — “Horror Ball” — Polydor 45rpm

Aural Exciters — “Spooks In Space” — Spooks In Space

The Hamburger Brothers — “Omar The Vampire” — Halloween HORROR!

The Cre-Shells — “Dracula” — It’s Monster Surfing Time!

King Horror — “Dracula Prince of Darkness” — Loch Ness Monster

Los Holys — “Campo de Vampiros” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Hot Blood — “Soul Dracula” — Night Of The Vampire

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee” — Doc At The Radar Station

THE SECOND SET

Count Down & the Moonsters — “Hindu On A Honda” — Malamondo 5

Bob Ridgley — “The Way Out Mummy” — Lost Treasures! Rarities From The Vaults Of Del-Fi

The Poindexter Bros. — “The Booga Man” — Malamondo 5

The Regal-Airs — “It” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 5

Rex Garvin — “Strange Happenings” — Halloween Instrumentals

Jack & Jim — “Midnight Monster Hop” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

The Deadly Ones — “Monster Surfing Time” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Magics — “Zombie Walk” — Doo Wop Halloween

The Daringers — “Morgus Creep” — Haunted Halloween

Bill Carter — “Baby Brother” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Castle Kings — “You Can Get Him Frankenstein” — Atlantic ‘61/’62 Gems from the Vaults: Up On The Roof

Lon Chaney Jr. — “Spider Baby Theme” — Spider Baby OST

THE THIRD SET

Betty Lavett — “Witchcraft in the Air” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Henri Salvador — “Dracula Cha Cha Cha” — Night Of The Vampire

Zacherle — “Dinner With Drac” — Halloween HORROR!

The Hollywood Flames — “Frankenstein’s Den” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

COOKING WITH VINCENT PRICE…

Kenny & the Fiends — “House On Haunted Hill” — Halloween Instrumentals

The Five Jones Boys — “Mr. Ghost Goes To Town” — Kogar’s Spooky Spectacular

Gene “Bowlegs” Miller — “Frankenstein Walk” — Barnyard Soul! Greasy Gritty Groovy Southern Fried Soul! 1966-1970

Round Robin — “I’m The Wolfman” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Morgus & the 3 Ghouls [Dr. John] — “Morgus The Magnificent” — The Dr. John Anthology

Miss LL [Louise Lewis] — “Monster’s Bride” — Halloween Hangover…Again

THE FINAL SET

Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay — “Twilight World” — How Much Are They?       

The Cramps — “Big Black Witchcraft Rock” — Fiends Of Dope Island

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — King Records Story: Only Young Once ’62

Christine Pilzer — “Dracula” — Femmes De Paris Vol.1

The Revels — “Midnight Stroll” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

Sonny Day and the Tony Ray Combo — “Creature From Outer Space” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Brother Theodore — “Horror of the Blood Monsters” — Lowbrow Vol.1: Sweet Beat

Vampires’ Sound Incorporation — “The Lions And the Cucumber” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 9

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #327 ~ 10-15-22]

Pictured: Young-Holt-Unlimited.

Her glass of neat vodka sat on the white damask tablecloth. Beyond the smear of lipstick, a twist of lemon floated among the ice-cubes. We were sitting side by side, on a banquette.

‘What are you writing about, Bruce?’

‘Wales, Diana.’

The lower lip shot forward. Her painted cheeks swivelled through an angle of ninety degrees.

‘Whales!’ she said. ‘Blue whales! . . . Sperrrm whales! . . . THE WHITE WHALE!’

‘No . . . no, . Diana! Wales! Welsh Wales! The country to the west of England.’

‘Oh! Wales. I do know Wales. Little grey houses . . . covered in roses . . . in the rain . . . ’

— Bruce Chatwin, “At Dinner With Diana Vreeland,” What Am I Doing Here?

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THE FIRST SET

Nature Zone — “Porcupine” — Strange Funky Games and Things

De Frank Jr. — “Dankasa” — Akwaba Abidjan: Afrofunk in 1970s Ivory Coast

The Moptops — “Moptop” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 1

José Curbelo and his Orchestra — “Sun Sun Babae” — Live at the China Doll in New York 1946

Herbie Goins & Nightimers — “Number One in Your Heart” — Mod Anthems: Original Northern Soul, R’n’B & Ska Classics

Unknown — “Sat Tee Touy (Look At The Owl)” — Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop Music Vol. 1

Tender Joe Richardson — “Hip Huggin’ Mini” — Buttshakers! Soul Party Vol. 7

Ja’afar Hassan — “Front My Hope” — Choubi Choubi (Folk And Pop Songs From Iraq)

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Baron Daemon & the Vampires — “Ghost Guitars” — Halloween Instrumentals

THE SECOND SET

The Ruby’s — “Kuku Yango Ana Kufa” — The International Vicious Society Vol. 3

Eddie Parker — “I Need a True Love” — Jack Ashford Just Productions Vol. 2

Los Avileños — “Cumbia Con Guitarra” — 14 Magníficos Bailables

Sun Ra & His Arkestra feat. Yochanan — “Rocket Ship Rock” — Rocket Ship Rock

Javi P3z Orquesta — “El Safari” — Pulp Fusion 10: Africa Funk

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Clear Spot” — Clear Spot

Suang Santi — “Dub Fai Kui Gun (Turn Off The Light, Let’s Talk)” — Luk Thung! The Roots of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

Jackie Lomax — “The Eagle Laughs At You” — Is This What You Want?

Gert Wilden — “Dirty Boy” — Schulmädchen Report OST

THE THIRD SET

Augustus Pablo — “Sufferer Dub” — Africa Must Be Free By 1983 Dub

Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation — “Give Me Another Joint” — Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation

Bappi Lahiri — “Aafat” — Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry

Carl Holmes & The Commanders — “Soul Dance No. 3” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 4

Sami Ali & Sahar Hamdy — “Eli Shatr Enhaa Tgannen” — Yalla: Hitlist Egypt

Rupert’s People — “Dream In My Mind” — Rubble Vol. 14: The Magic Rocking Horse

THE FINAL SET

The Kingsmen — “(You Got) The Gamma Goochee” — Great Googly Moo (And More Undisputed Truths)

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Angolian Chant” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

Lee Tracy & Isaac Manning — “Love Is Everlasting” — Is It What You Want?

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Amour De Nombakele” — Pamelo Mounk’a

Full Time Men — “High On Drugs” — Your Face My Fist

Afrosound — “Zaïre Pop” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 3

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Los Crazy Kings — “Crazy Kings” — El Loco Rocanrol Vol. 1

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Al Green — “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — The Immortal Soul of Al Green